Looking for something fun and different to do in or around Boston, MA during the month of April? Here’s a list with full details of some of the best Boston events taking place from April 1st through April 7th, 2010. Both free and ticketed events are included in this list.
Boston Underground Film Festival Closing Day
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Landmark Kendall Square Cinema, One Kendall Square, Cambridge, 02139
Thursday marks the last day of this years Boston Underground Film Festival. The festival, which spans from March 25 to April 1st, will focus on Grindhouse Cinema and Queer Cinema, the films to be shown at Landmark Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge. There will also be several preview parties and appearances from special guests such as actress Mink Stole and filmmaker George Kuchar. April 1st will close the festival with the first film beginning at 5:30pm and the final presentation starting at 9:45pm. Visit the Boston Underground Film Festival website for a full schedule and film descriptions.
Live Music at the Museum of Fine Arts
April 2, 2010
5:30pm to 9:30pm
Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington, Boston, 02115
Mingle with fellow art enthusiasts in the Koch Gallery for Fine Art over a cocktail and tapas on the first Friday of every month. MFAfirstFriday event on April 2nd will feature live music from the Grupo Fantasia Latin Ensemble. Admission to MFA First Fridays is free for members of the museum and free with museum admission ticket for non members. Museum of Fine Arts
Great American Afghan Club
Sunday, April 4, 2010
12pm to 2pm
Stitch House, 846 Dorchester Ave.,Dorchester, MA 02125
Want to create your own afghan but wish you had more motivation? Join the Afghan Club, a group that gets together once a month to provide encouragement and accountability for each member creating his or her own afghan. The group will gather at Stitch House in Dorchester. There is no fee to participate and supplies will be available, if needed, for purchase at the store. Stitch House
Free Admission to Harvard Museum of Natural History
9:00am to 12:00pm
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St,Cambridge, 02138
Free for MA residents
Every Sunday morning between 9am and 12pm Noon as well as Wednesday afternoons from 3pm to 5pm (Sept-May only), Massachusetts residents can visit the Harvard Museum of Natural History free of charge. The museum is suitable for all ages. For more information visit the Museum Website.
Salsa & Merengue Lessons at Ryles Jazz Club
Ryles Jazz Club and Dance Hall, 212 Hampshire St.,Cambridge, 02139
Each Sunday at 6pm Ryles Jazz Club and Dance Hall offers dance lessons in Salsa and Merengue prior to an open dance floor and dinner buffet at 7pm. Ryles Jazz Club
LUNAFEST -Films By..For..About Women
Monday, April 5, 2010
Hard Rock Café, 22-24 Clinton St., Boston, 02109
Check with venue for age restrictions
This year’s LUNAFEST will present 10 short films, diverse in both style and content, all of which are by, for and about women. The LUNAFEST was established in 2000 by Luna (known for Whole Nutrition Bars for Women) as an effort to promote women filmmakers, raise awareness for women’s issues and support nonprofit organizations throughout North America that focus on women. Advance tickets are $30 and can be purchased here. Admission ticket also includes hors d’oeuvres, goodie bag and a drink ticket. Unless they sell out, tickets will be available at the door for $35. Proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and the Ellie Fund. For more information visit LUNAFEST.
Women’s Anatomy of Arousal Workshop
Monday, April 5, 2010
Good Vibrations, 308-A Harvard Street, Brookline, 02446
Sheri Winston, sex expert, will be teaching a workshop at Good Vibrations in Brookline on women’s anatomy and how to use it to access your fullest pleasure potential. Come for yourself or to learn more about your partner. The cost is $20 but apparently if you walk away without having learned anything the class if free. For more information on Good Vibrations and Sex Education Workshops click here.
Community Running Events
Mondays, April 5, 12 & 26, 2010
McGreevy’s, 911 Boylston St., Boston, 02115
Now you can turn your weekly run into a social sport, thanks to community running events by Social Boston Sports. Each Community Run draws together Boston runners for a 3, 5 or 8 mile run and free food and beer at McGreevys to wind down afterwards. Running experts from local athletic clubs and sporting goods stores will also be available to chat with.
Science by the Pint @ Harvard Square Redline
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Check website for event times
Redline Restaurant, 59 JFK St., Cambridge MA
Science by the Pint on April 6th will be led by Rachel Dutton PhD candidate, department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School. Check the Science in the News website for updated details about the event.
Science in the News (SITN) presents “Science by the Pint” as part of the nationwide Science Cafes Project. Science Cafes are taking place all over the world as an effort to encourage open discussions between scientists and non-scientists on scientific and social issues. Each Science by the Pint event will welcome a researcher to discuss topics in his or her fields of specialty. It is the hope of the Science Cafes that the events will be interactive with audience participation as opposed to the traditional lecture or seminar one-way conversation by an expert.
The Yoga Journal Boston Conference
April 6-11, 2010
9am to 5pm
Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St., Boston, 02199
This 6 day conference will bring together over 30 of the worlds most renowned and respected yoga instructors to teach over 100 yoga classes. All levels and styles of yoga will be offered as well as many classes and workshops aimed toward yoga professionals and their business. Deepak Chopra will also be speaking. The conference is most suitable for teenagers and older. Passes are $225 and up, depending on the package but there will also be a yoga marketplace which is free and open to the public. For more information visit the Yoga Journal Conference website.
Free Massage Wednesdays
9:00am to 9:00pm
Abby Coakley Therapeutic Massage, 2464 Mass. Ave. Suite 420, Cambridge, 02140
Get a free 30 minute massage at Abby Coakley Therapeutic Massage of Cambridge on Wednesdays. Offer is only good for new clients. Abby Coakley
Mottley’s Comedy Bailout
Wednesdays April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2010
Motley’s Comedy Club, 61 Chatham St., Boston, 02109
Jon Lincoln and Chris Coxen present a varying lineup of local comedians every Wednesday for a cheap admission price. There will also be very cheap beers for sale. Regularly priced tickets are $8. Show your college I.D. and get in for $5. Better still, bring in a copy of your unemployment check stub or your layoff slip and you and a friend can watch the show free of charge. Boston Phoenix voted Mottley’s “Best Comedy Club 2009”. For more information and to purchase tickets check out Mottley;s Comedy Club website.